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22 Top-Notch Coffee Shops in Houston

Where to sip the finest lattes, strongest espressos, and iciest cold brews

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Caffeine addicts, rejoice. Houston boasts a plethora of haunts that serve up the perfect cold and hot brews, chai, and toddies — ideal for caffeine on-the-go or leisurely sipping. When work-from-home has lost its charm, opt to settle in at one of these coffee house hangouts, where the snacks and atmosphere are given just as much attention as the beans. These coffee spots range from time-honored gems to new nooks that are undeniably hip.

Looking for a late-night study locale, the perfect spot to caffeinate whilst writing that breakthrough novel, or a place to have a boozy chat with your squad? Refer to our map of the 22 essential coffee shops in Houston.

While Southside Espresso has shuttered and Secret Garden Coffee & Cocktails, Siphon, Grinder’s, FIX, Empire Cafe, Fellini Cafe, Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails, and Campesino have been removed to make way for new additions, places like Black Hole and Boomtown Coffee are still representing.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Throughgood Coffee

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732 W 27th St
Houston, TX 77008
(281) 501-3976
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Throughgood — with an emphasis on locally-sourced beans— brews simple cups of coffee in a cozy environment that breeds art, culture, and creativity. Canines and humans are both welcome. 

2. Boomtown Coffee

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242 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 862-7018
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Matthew Toomey’s quintessential Heights coffee shop is the archetype for fellow craft coffee shops in Houston when it comes to roasting artisanal beans in small batches. Definitely try the Mayan mocha, milk and honey latte, and fried egg tacos.

3. A 2nd Cup

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1111 E 11th St
Houston, TX 77009
(832) 962-7656
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Enjoy coffee for a cause at this non-profit coffee house in the Heights, where each purchase helps support the fight against human trafficking. Imbibe in specialty lattes like the “Sweet Toff” (English toffee mocha), a “Chai Fritz” (double espresso chai) or “Red Baron” (raspberry mocha). Breakfast and lunch options are served until 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. Sundays.

4. Antidote Coffee

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729 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-7400

Hidden in plain sight in the Heights, Antidote features pastries, beer, wine, coffee, and free Wifi — replete with an unassuming environment with indoor and outdoor seating. The menu focuses on drip coffees and fancy brews, including the coveted cajeta latte, made with goat’s milk caramel, and the namesake drink, the Antidote, a brewed coffee with a shot of espresso.

5. Pura Coffee

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7925 Katy Fwy C
Houston, TX 77024
(832) 940-0822
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Located in Spring Branch, Pura serves gourmet coffees and teas — along with biscotti, kolaches, croissants, danishes, and cookies. The bright white space is ideal for working, reading, or simply getting that perfect Instagram shot.

6. Catalina Coffee

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2201 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-8448
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This cozy spot is a popular destination for laptop warriors, so getting there early to snag a seat is a must. Once settled in, enjoy a raisin roll or rosemary scone and sip a perfectly-decorated latte. Need an after work pick me up? Catalina is open until 7 p.m. daily.

7. The Tipping Point Coffee

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214 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 485-5650
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Find coffee, kicks, and more at this eclectic Downtown destination where guests are invited to order at the coffee counter, then peruse the adjoining storefront which stocks books, apparel, and limited edition shoes and accessories.

8. Giant Leap Coffee

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1135 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(832) 834-3604
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In addition to brewing coffee from Houston-based Amaya Coffee roasters, Giant Leap features kombucha, hot and cold tea, cold-pressed juice, pastries from Cake & Bacon, and snacks from Cafe Louie.

9. Blacksmith

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1018 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 360-7470
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This Montrose cult-favorite churns out some seriously perfect roasts from Greenway Coffee’s David Buehrer and his merry band of skilled baristas. Sit down with a creamy flat white while nibbling (or in this case, gobbling down) a plate of Vietnamese steak and eggs, plus warm, flaky biscuits.

10. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose

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1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-3535
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In addition to fresh-baked loaves, picture-perfect breakfast plates, and oversized morning pastries, Common Bond has java down pat. Its full coffee bar boasts selections like chai lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos. Drinks can be enhanced with flavored syrup or built with almond, coconut, soy, or nut milk. Visit the full-service coffee shop or take a convenient lap through the drive-thru at one of the on-the-go locations.

11. Agora

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1712 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-7212
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This beloved Montrose coffee house is open daily and offers a cozy European atmosphere, complete with wine, beer, and Greek snacks. Split over two levels, there are plenty of corners to get comfortable in, while enjoying the old-world ambiance and excellent coffee (and booze) selection.

12. DUO Coffee & Pilates

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2147 Westheimer Rd Suite A
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 623-6078
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Part coffee shop, part workout studio, Duo offers guests a place to caffeinate and carb-load before (or after) a sweat-inducing pilates session. Enjoy traditional cappuccinos, lattes, and cortados. Drinks are best paired with pastries from wildly creative bakery Koffeteria. Skipping the workout? No sweat — Duo is open to all.

13. Black Hole Coffee House

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4504 Graustark St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-0653
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Like an old, faithful friend, Black Hole is a trusted Montrose gem, beloved for its no-nonsense coffee menu, free WiFi, funky indoor lounge and dog-friendly patio. After getting a coffee and pastry fix, take a stroll to the taco truck that’s often parked onsite.

14. Cavo Coffee

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2617 Bissonnet St #101
Houston, TX 77005
(346) 319-4092
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Coffee is served in countless ways at this West University shop — brewed in Halogen siphons, an Aeropress, or poured over — which makes it a solid destination for anyone who’s seriously picky about their brew. In need of further sustenance? Score breakfast and lunch options like overnight oats, avo-Cavo toast, or bacon quiche, daily until 2 p.m.

15. BlendIn Coffee Club

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8410 US-90 ALT Bldg B
Sugar Land, TX 77478
(346) 368-2895
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Blendin co-owner Weihong Zhang took his background in biochemistry and applied it to coffee roasting and brewing, with offerings including traditional espresso, latte, teas, and drip coffee. Guests can choose how their coffee is brewed, whether it be French press, Aeropress, or a handful of other methods. Food includes breakfast sandwiches, paninis, salads, and more — all served in a bright, contemporary venue.

16. Luce Coffee Roasters Ella, Headquarters

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1717 W 34th St Suite #100
Houston, TX 77018
(832) 962-8902
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Have your coffee and watch it be roasted, too, at this Garden Oaks standout. Here, Luce Coffee roasts its brew onsite. Score your java at the first floor counter, then snag a seat on the mezzanine level overlooking the entire operation.  

17. Slowpokes

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1203 W 34th St Suite D
Houston, TX 77018
(832) 742-5949
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Slowpokes, and others, are welcome to perk up — or wind down — at this attractive coffee house which serves coffee, beer and wine, gourmet eats, and pastries from local purveyors like Angela’s Oven and Sinfull Bakery. Pair your Americano with a ham and brie croissant in the morning. Or, stop by in the late afternoon for happy hour from 4 p.m., during which draft beers are $4 and wines by the glass are $5.

18. Wild | Coffee | Bar | Dispensary

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2121 N Shepherd Dr Suite C
Houston, TX 77008
(346) 571-0453
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Part coffee house, part cocktail bar, and part CBD dispensary, a visit to this Heights shop is like a walk on the wild side to say the least. The Bali-inspired space, with walls covered in lush tropical greenery, houses a bar on one end — where hot and iced coffee, as well as cocktails can be purchased — and a CBD shop on the other, with plenty of comfortable seating in between. For a little taste of everything, try the coffee-based Buzz Wild frozen and add booze or a hemp-infused elixir. 

19. Sunday Press

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3315 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 532-9885
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This Garden Oaks newbie has a drive-thru, but take a gander inside to experience the aesthetically-pleasing space where cushion-lined banquettes and plush furniture pepper the room. Go for the coffee bevs, but stay for mouthwatering eats like the Japanese egg salad sandwich and PB&J overnight oats. 

20. Tenfold Coffee Company

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101 Aurora St
Houston, TX 77008

The roastery isn’t just for show at Tenfold Coffee — this bar roasts its own brew and offers a fine atmosphere in which to enjoy it. The industrial-style space is softened with the addition of tall, leafy plants. Likewise, floor-to-ceiling windows that illuminate the interior with the morning light, make it a hot spot for the work-from-home crowd.

21. Roast & Brew

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931 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008
(346) 802-4844
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European influence reigns over the food and drink menu at this new Heights cafe, where Greek frappes are served alongside falafel and hummus, gyro sandwiches, meatballs with tzatziki, and glass cases stocked with spanakopita. There are espresso-based beverages, too, as well as breakfast eats like omelets and bagels. Beyond the morning fare, there’s a daily happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m., with $4 specials on wine and beer. 

22. Brass Tacks

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612 Live Oak St
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 352-7626
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This EaDo cafe with a sprawling outdoor oasis reels the crowds in for coffee by day and for cocktails by night. An all-day menu of breakfast tacos, loaded salads, Cuban and banh mi sandwiches, as well as sweet and savory crepes, pair well with either vice. 

1. Throughgood Coffee

732 W 27th St, Houston, TX 77008

Throughgood — with an emphasis on locally-sourced beans— brews simple cups of coffee in a cozy environment that breeds art, culture, and creativity. Canines and humans are both welcome. 

732 W 27th St
Houston, TX 77008

2. Boomtown Coffee

242 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

Matthew Toomey’s quintessential Heights coffee shop is the archetype for fellow craft coffee shops in Houston when it comes to roasting artisanal beans in small batches. Definitely try the Mayan mocha, milk and honey latte, and fried egg tacos.

242 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008

3. A 2nd Cup

1111 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77009

Enjoy coffee for a cause at this non-profit coffee house in the Heights, where each purchase helps support the fight against human trafficking. Imbibe in specialty lattes like the “Sweet Toff” (English toffee mocha), a “Chai Fritz” (double espresso chai) or “Red Baron” (raspberry mocha). Breakfast and lunch options are served until 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. Sundays.

1111 E 11th St
Houston, TX 77009

4. Antidote Coffee

729 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77007

Hidden in plain sight in the Heights, Antidote features pastries, beer, wine, coffee, and free Wifi — replete with an unassuming environment with indoor and outdoor seating. The menu focuses on drip coffees and fancy brews, including the coveted cajeta latte, made with goat’s milk caramel, and the namesake drink, the Antidote, a brewed coffee with a shot of espresso.

729 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77007

5. Pura Coffee

7925 Katy Fwy C, Houston, TX 77024

Located in Spring Branch, Pura serves gourmet coffees and teas — along with biscotti, kolaches, croissants, danishes, and cookies. The bright white space is ideal for working, reading, or simply getting that perfect Instagram shot.

7925 Katy Fwy C
Houston, TX 77024

6. Catalina Coffee

2201 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

This cozy spot is a popular destination for laptop warriors, so getting there early to snag a seat is a must. Once settled in, enjoy a raisin roll or rosemary scone and sip a perfectly-decorated latte. Need an after work pick me up? Catalina is open until 7 p.m. daily.

2201 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

7. The Tipping Point Coffee

214 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

Find coffee, kicks, and more at this eclectic Downtown destination where guests are invited to order at the coffee counter, then peruse the adjoining storefront which stocks books, apparel, and limited edition shoes and accessories.

214 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002

8. Giant Leap Coffee

1135 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

In addition to brewing coffee from Houston-based Amaya Coffee roasters, Giant Leap features kombucha, hot and cold tea, cold-pressed juice, pastries from Cake & Bacon, and snacks from Cafe Louie.

1135 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

9. Blacksmith

1018 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

This Montrose cult-favorite churns out some seriously perfect roasts from Greenway Coffee’s David Buehrer and his merry band of skilled baristas. Sit down with a creamy flat white while nibbling (or in this case, gobbling down) a plate of Vietnamese steak and eggs, plus warm, flaky biscuits.

1018 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

10. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose

1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

In addition to fresh-baked loaves, picture-perfect breakfast plates, and oversized morning pastries, Common Bond has java down pat. Its full coffee bar boasts selections like chai lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos. Drinks can be enhanced with flavored syrup or built with almond, coconut, soy, or nut milk. Visit the full-service coffee shop or take a convenient lap through the drive-thru at one of the on-the-go locations.

1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

11. Agora

1712 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

This beloved Montrose coffee house is open daily and offers a cozy European atmosphere, complete with wine, beer, and Greek snacks. Split over two levels, there are plenty of corners to get comfortable in, while enjoying the old-world ambiance and excellent coffee (and booze) selection.

1712 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

12. DUO Coffee & Pilates

2147 Westheimer Rd Suite A, Houston, TX 77098

Part coffee shop, part workout studio, Duo offers guests a place to caffeinate and carb-load before (or after) a sweat-inducing pilates session. Enjoy traditional cappuccinos, lattes, and cortados. Drinks are best paired with pastries from wildly creative bakery Koffeteria. Skipping the workout? No sweat — Duo is open to all.

2147 Westheimer Rd Suite A
Houston, TX 77098

13. Black Hole Coffee House

4504 Graustark St, Houston, TX 77006

Like an old, faithful friend, Black Hole is a trusted Montrose gem, beloved for its no-nonsense coffee menu, free WiFi, funky indoor lounge and dog-friendly patio. After getting a coffee and pastry fix, take a stroll to the taco truck that’s often parked onsite.

4504 Graustark St
Houston, TX 77006

14. Cavo Coffee

2617 Bissonnet St #101, Houston, TX 77005

Coffee is served in countless ways at this West University shop — brewed in Halogen siphons, an Aeropress, or poured over — which makes it a solid destination for anyone who’s seriously picky about their brew. In need of further sustenance? Score breakfast and lunch options like overnight oats, avo-Cavo toast, or bacon quiche, daily until 2 p.m.

2617 Bissonnet St #101
Houston, TX 77005

15. BlendIn Coffee Club

8410 US-90 ALT Bldg B, Sugar Land, TX 77478

Blendin co-owner Weihong Zhang took his background in biochemistry and applied it to coffee roasting and brewing, with offerings including traditional espresso, latte, teas, and drip coffee. Guests can choose how their coffee is brewed, whether it be French press, Aeropress, or a handful of other methods. Food includes breakfast sandwiches, paninis, salads, and more — all served in a bright, contemporary venue.

8410 US-90 ALT Bldg B
Sugar Land, TX 77478

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16. Luce Coffee Roasters Ella, Headquarters

1717 W 34th St Suite #100, Houston, TX 77018

Have your coffee and watch it be roasted, too, at this Garden Oaks standout. Here, Luce Coffee roasts its brew onsite. Score your java at the first floor counter, then snag a seat on the mezzanine level overlooking the entire operation.  

1717 W 34th St Suite #100
Houston, TX 77018

17. Slowpokes

1203 W 34th St Suite D, Houston, TX 77018

Slowpokes, and others, are welcome to perk up — or wind down — at this attractive coffee house which serves coffee, beer and wine, gourmet eats, and pastries from local purveyors like Angela’s Oven and Sinfull Bakery. Pair your Americano with a ham and brie croissant in the morning. Or, stop by in the late afternoon for happy hour from 4 p.m., during which draft beers are $4 and wines by the glass are $5.

1203 W 34th St Suite D
Houston, TX 77018

18. Wild | Coffee | Bar | Dispensary

2121 N Shepherd Dr Suite C, Houston, TX 77008

Part coffee house, part cocktail bar, and part CBD dispensary, a visit to this Heights shop is like a walk on the wild side to say the least. The Bali-inspired space, with walls covered in lush tropical greenery, houses a bar on one end — where hot and iced coffee, as well as cocktails can be purchased — and a CBD shop on the other, with plenty of comfortable seating in between. For a little taste of everything, try the coffee-based Buzz Wild frozen and add booze or a hemp-infused elixir. 

2121 N Shepherd Dr Suite C
Houston, TX 77008

19. Sunday Press

3315 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77018

This Garden Oaks newbie has a drive-thru, but take a gander inside to experience the aesthetically-pleasing space where cushion-lined banquettes and plush furniture pepper the room. Go for the coffee bevs, but stay for mouthwatering eats like the Japanese egg salad sandwich and PB&J overnight oats. 

3315 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77018

20. Tenfold Coffee Company

101 Aurora St, Houston, TX 77008

The roastery isn’t just for show at Tenfold Coffee — this bar roasts its own brew and offers a fine atmosphere in which to enjoy it. The industrial-style space is softened with the addition of tall, leafy plants. Likewise, floor-to-ceiling windows that illuminate the interior with the morning light, make it a hot spot for the work-from-home crowd.

101 Aurora St
Houston, TX 77008

21. Roast & Brew

931 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

European influence reigns over the food and drink menu at this new Heights cafe, where Greek frappes are served alongside falafel and hummus, gyro sandwiches, meatballs with tzatziki, and glass cases stocked with spanakopita. There are espresso-based beverages, too, as well as breakfast eats like omelets and bagels. Beyond the morning fare, there’s a daily happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m., with $4 specials on wine and beer. 

931 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008

22. Brass Tacks

612 Live Oak St, Houston, TX 77003

This EaDo cafe with a sprawling outdoor oasis reels the crowds in for coffee by day and for cocktails by night. An all-day menu of breakfast tacos, loaded salads, Cuban and banh mi sandwiches, as well as sweet and savory crepes, pair well with either vice. 

612 Live Oak St
Houston, TX 77003

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